You wrote it...now what? How will you put your work out into the world? CUNY offers a variety of platforms for posting, publishing, or otherwise sharing your work online. Different platforms have different features and purposes—for example, what's best for sharing an article you previously published in a subscription-based journal may not be best for making an educational text you wrote discoverable by other instructors. This page summarizes the different publishing platforms available to you as a member of the CUNY community.
All Graduate Center students, faculty, and staff are welcome to contact us for additional information or guidance.
CUNY Academic Works collects, preserves, and provides public access to scholarly, creative, and pedagogical works created by members of the CUNY community. A service of the CUNY libraries, Academic Works serves several important purposes:
The Graduate Center section of Academic Works a great place for Graduate Center students, faculty, and staff to publicly share their work with the world. Learn more about how to add your work to CUNY Academic Works, or create an account to start uploading your work.
Pressbooks is online book production software, with editing functionality based on Wordpress. You can use Pressbooks to publish textbooks, scholarly monographs, syllabi, white papers, and more, in multiple formats including:
Pressbooks allows you to "edit as you go," making updates that are immediately live on the site. The platform is commonly used to create and share Open Educational Resources — typically more substantive texts, such as full length books or resource guides.
Get started by signing up for a CUNY Pressbooks account.
Manifold @CUNY is a digital publishing platform where you can share your own scholarship or educational materials, upload texts that are openly licensed or in the public domain, upload texts for collective annotation with Hypothes.is, and more. Another option is to use the Manifold Reading Groups to build your own course reader from materials already available on the CUNY instance of Manifold.
Check out CUNY Student Editions for examples of public domain texts that are "accessibly designed for students" in Manifold. Additional project collections include Libros En Espanol and Teaching and Pedagogy Resources.
Manifold is best used as a display platform for pre-existing or finalized texts. As a creation platform, it lacks the editing functionality of Pressbooks (there is no way to modify a text once uploaded), which can be a barrier for those seeking to make continuous adjustments to their work.
Get started by signing up for a Manifold @CUNY account.
The CUNY Academic Commons is "designed to support faculty initiatives and build community through the use(s) of technology in teaching and learning." Essentially, the Commons is a free blogging and website-creation platform, built on Wordpress, and open to anyone in the CUNY community (students, faculty, and staff).
Websites created on the CUNY Academic Commons may be customized with different themes to highlight different types of content and for various teaching purposes. The Help section includes documentation about how to create a Group, customize your website, email students, and more.
Get started by registering for a CUNY Academic Commons account.
OpenEd CUNY is a hub for sharing Open Educational Resources (OER) created at CUNY. Built as a part of the University's involvement in the New York State OER Scale Up Initiative, the site is used by CUNY's twenty-five campuses to facilitate OER-enabled pedagogy and make the work that faculty, staff, and students are creating more visible and shareable.
If you're interested in getting a sense of OER at CUNY, OpenEd CUNY allows you to search by material type (syllabus, module, full course, game), educational level, media format (audio, video, eBook), as well as subject area.
Get started by signing up for an OpenEd CUNY account.
Not sure where you should share your work? Overwhelmed by the options? We can help you navigate questions about platforms, copyright, permissions, and more!